We think of ourselves as a leadership laboratory where theory meets reality. By drawing on the expertise of the State’s most respected and influential business, civic and community leaders, we provide real-time realities surrounding the most important issues shaping our community today, and in the future.
Each year, approximately 50 class members are selected for the nine-month program, and the 2017-18 class of the Leadership Institute marks the 39th year of the program. Valley Leadership curates each Leadership Institute cohort through a robust selection and matching process that builds a diverse group primed to deepen their passions and advance their pursuits…together.
Applications for Class 40 will open in January 2018.
Program Schedule (Class 39)
Wednesday, August 23, 2017: Orientation (half-day)
Friday and Saturday, September 15 and 16, 2017: Class 39 Retreat
Friday, October 6, 2017: Program Day 1
Friday, November 3, 2017: Program Day 2
Friday, December 1, 2017: Program Day 3
Friday, January 12, 2018: Program Day 4
Friday, February 2, 2018: Program Day 5
Friday, March 2, 2018: Program Day 6
Friday, April 13, 2018: Program Day 7
Friday, May 4, 2018: Program Day 8
Friday, June 1, 2018: Program Day 9
Saturday, June 2, 2018: Graduation (evening)
Venues vary throughout the program
*Participation in the full program schedule is mandatory.
If you are interested in learning more about the Leadership Institute, we can connect you to an Ambassador. Ambassadors are recent graduates of the program, who can share their experience and answer questions you may have. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get connected to a VLI Ambassador.
For additional information, or to sponsor or host VLI Class 39, please contact Program Manager Sophia Mayberry at Sophia@valleyleadership.org.